Caterpillar TH255

Sept. 28, 2010
The TH255 has a rated load capacity of 5,500 pounds and a maximum lift height of 18 feet 4 inches.

The TH255 super compact telehandler is a wholly new model in Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar's line, and it offers compact dimensions and maneuverability for efficient work in tight areas. Despite its small size, the TH255 has a rated load capacity of 5,500 pounds, lift height of 18 feet 4 inches, and a capacity of 1,850 pounds at its maximum forward reach (10 feet 10 inches). Equipped with a universal, skid-steer-type coupler, the TH255 can handle a variety of work tools, including forks, hooks, buckets, augers and brooms.

Designed with a spacious cab, allowing for easier ingress and egress, the TH255 offers exceptional sight lines from the comfortable suspension seat — despite the low profile provided by a cab height of less than 6 feet 4 inches.

The TH255 weighs in at 10,800 pounds and is powered by a Cat C4.4 diesel engine with a gross power rating of 84 horsepower. The engine meets Tier 3 emissions requirements.

Low cab height and a width of only 71.5 inches make the TH255 ideal for working in tight spaces. The turning radius is 126 inches. Three steering modes — circle, two-wheel and crab — further improve maneuverability. The hydrostatic drive system allows automotive style driving with no shifting required.

The TH255 is sized to work productively and cost effectively in a variety of construction, material-handling, landscaping, nursery and agricultural applications.